if you had known more about preformance, you wonldn't say this any more.
European's play is more close to the tradition. it is irreplacable, can't be learnt, can't be adopted. that is what I mean by 'authentic'.
Just a few years ago, major american orchestra were led by European conductors. There is still no Asian composor who has made any mark in classic music in terms of setting the standard. Yourself is another good example: most of anything you recommended on the net were played by Europeans.
By the trend the classical music business goes, one day, it will become European only again. Nobody else will give a dame. it is dead music.
I haven't listened to Fou Ts'ong's play for a while, no comments yet in that regard. I am not suprised when 有人说傅聪演奏的肖邦有东方(中国)味 given some of the comments he has made over the years.
But 朗朗演奏 is definitely Chinese (folk artistsic type of Chinese).
>>let me see if I have another way to explain it : no matter how Chinese sing Peking Opera, it is always Peking Opera. There are something other people are unable to learn, e.g. culture, tradition, etc. that is what I meant by 'authentic'.
>>I prefer Chinese sing Peking Opera, and European play European tradtional music (classical music in most cases).
>>otherwise, it is like the Chinese saying: scratching yourself outside your boots.
>>it is true that 每个人has 自己心中的贝多芬。but there is only one Beethoven. (sounds familiar?)